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Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Les étudiants étrangers se butent aux embûches administratives
Moins de 3000 élèves étrangers étudient dans les collèges québécois. La majorité d’entre eux a bénéficié de l’entente entre la France et le Québec, qui permet aux élèves français de payer les mêmes droits de scolarité que les Québécois. Il faut créer des conditions favorables», affirme Hervé Pilon, directeur général du cégep André-Laurendeau et président de Cégep international. Bien davantage que la barrière linguistique, ce sont des problèmes administratifs qui bloquent le recrutement à l’étranger, fait-il valoir. «Actuellement, le Québec n’est pas dans la course. Il va falloir lever un certain nombre d’embûches.»

Durham College marks 45th anniversary in conjunction with Durham College Day
“As we recognize Durham College’s 45th year of providing high-quality education and training in Durham Region we are extremely proud of our success and growth since welcoming our first group of students in 1967,” said Don Lovisa, president, Durham College. “From the growth of our campuses, buildings and student population to the success of our close to 60,000 alumni, we have remained committed to ensuring that the student experience comes first, a commitment I am confident will take us into the next 45 years and well beyond. On behalf of everyone at Durham College I extend my sincere thanks to the City of Oshawa for this wonderful honour.”;type=user&func=display&sid=17322

Le centre de la petite enfance au Collège Boréal est au service des étudiants
Le Rempart
« Notre centre reçoit exclusivement des enfants d’étudiants du Collège Boréal. Il ne s’agit pas d’un service ouvert au public. De plus, même les employés du Collège qui travaillent dans l’édifice ne sont pas autorisés à y inscrire leurs bambins », souligne la superviseure. Le centre offre ses services pour les poupons pour lesquels on a réservé une section particulière et pour les enfants d’âge pré-scolaire. Comme dans tous les CPE, il y a le coin lecture, un espace réservé au bricolage, une bibliothèque et des jeux.

College seeks approval for 100-foot wind turbine
Sarnia Observer
Lambton College is seeking approval to build a wind turbine to attract students and put the work of researchers to the test. “This is actually a very small turbine,” Maike Luiken, dean of applied research and sustainable development, said about the renewable energy project. The three-blade 10-kW turbine will sit on a 100-foot tower and be much smaller than industrial turbines seen in rural areas of Ontario, according to Luiken.

Diabetes education course for nurses
Gulf Times
As part of the ‘Action on Diabetes’ initiative, the Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA) and Maersk Oil Qatar yesterday launched an accredited diabetes education course for nurses in Qatar. The programme, which will run from October until May 2013, will be delivered by the Canadian Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, with support from staff at Calgary University- Qatar.;item_no=532080&version=1&template_id=36&parent_id=16

BC puts $17 million towards post-secondary skills-training
Advanced Education Minister John Yap says the government is conducting an extensive inventory of the equipment at each public post-secondary institution to see what is needed and where. Kevin Evans, CEO of the Industry Training Authority, says the investment represents a critically important investment in the B.C. industry training system. John Bowman, president of the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, where the announcement was made, says having first-rate equipment is key to a quality hands-on learning experience for students.–bc-puts-17-million-towards-post-secondary-skills-training

Chef has his eye on culinary gold
Dewar, a culinary arts instructor at the Kingstec Campus of Nova Scotia Community College, is a member of Culinary Team Canada and takes part in the Culinary Olympics in Germany in two weeks. Dewar and his students fed breakfast to 350 delegates of the Canadian Chefs’ Congress in Grand Pre on Tuesday, a meal that included boiled eggs cooked in a vacuum at precisely 54 C for 40 minutes.

Monaco’s Prince Albert II to visit Iqaluit this week
“It’s a very exciting moment. He and his foundation are big supporters of marine conservation projects around the world and we’re very happy that they’ve agreed to come and visit and will continue to support local initiatives in Nunavut.” The prince is scheduled to meet with Premier Eva Aariak, Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern and students at Nunavut Arctic College.

Cambrian campaign speaks out
The Sudbury Star
Laura Degraw is glad Cambrian staff and students are getting educated on sexual assault. “I think this campaign is a really great idea. I am a student here, I am living in residence, and they’ve had this campaign all across residence,” said the third-year college student, who is also vice-president of the student government. “I am living with female roommates, and they say it’s a really good idea.”

ACC unveils marketing campaign
Brandon Sun
Displays are popping up all over Brandon and Dauphin to kick off Assiniboine Community College’s new marketing campaign: Learn by Doing. One part of the multi-faceted promotion is the out-of-the-classroom desks with tools of the trade from various programs offered at the college that are dispersed throughout the city.

Campuses bracing for wave of change
Hamilton Spectator
Enjoy the campus calm while it lasts. Students are back in class — oblivious to the upheaval of Quebec’s tuition demonstrations, and spared the teacher protests roiling public schools. But the serenity is time-limited. Every college and university in Ontario faces an end-of-month deadline to submit their survival plans — before the money runs out. The lights are not quite going out. But behind the scenes a highly political process has played out over the past year, pitting high-powered university presidents against the highly vocal minister of colleges and universities, Glen Murray.–campuses-bracing-for-wave-of-change

Researchers study truckers and driving habits
Researchers in Moncton are calling a new study of truckers and their driving habits the largest review its kind in the world. Truckers normally spend the bulk of their time on the road. But over the next few years, many of those truckers will be spending time in front of a simulator at the University of Moncton. The University of Moncton and Community College of New Brunswick (Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick) will spend the next three years studying truckers and their driving habits. The study will look at everything from health concerns to work and home life to figure out how to improve the industry.

Yukon researchers testing plastic-to-oil conversion technology
CTV News
Researchers in the Yukon are testing a machine that can convert used plastics into diesel fuel. The machine, developed by the Japanese company Blest, takes plastic items and transforms them into a fuel that can be burned without refining. In an interview from Whitehorse this week, the director of Yukon College’s Cold Climate Innovation centre explained how the first continuous-feed plastics to oil machine in North America works.